Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State yesterday launched a fresh attack on former President Olusegun Obasanjo for alleged anti -party activities.
The governor asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to probe the former President and suspend him for his persistent criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Fayose told reporters in Ado Ekiti, a day after five of his fellow PDP governors visited Obasanjo in Abeokuta ostensibly to woo him to support President Jonathan’s second term bid, that Obasanjo does not deserve that kind of attention.
He dismissed the governors’ visit as unwarranted, unnecessary and uncalled for as Obasanjo, in his opinion, is working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2015 elections.
PDP, he declared, should stop condoning indiscipline, saying; “nobody should be treated as being bigger than the party.”
He argued that by begging Obasanjo, the PDP governors were unwittingly encouraging other party members to openly disrespect the office of the President.
“A man who has refused to respect the office of the President of Nigeria that he once occupied does not also deserve respect from anyone,” he said.
The governor, who also lambasted the former President at last week’s summit of Yoruba leaders in Ile Ife, Osun State, said: “Have you ever heard a former President of the United States of America (USA) openly abusing a sitting President of the country?
“Does it mean that former USA President, Bill Clinton, agreed with all the policies of George W. Bush and the incumbent president, Barack Obama?
“Obasanjo is behaving unpresidentially and he must be told to respect himself.
“Obasanjo is a man who can never be pleased. His principle of life is: if it is not his way, it must not be another person’s way.
“Even if President Jonathan gives Obasanjo his blood today, he (Obasanjo) cannot change because he is already neck deep in the APC agenda, with his eyes on the vice presidential ticket of the party.
“Therefore, no amount of visits by PDP governors can make him change his mind about President Jonathan whom he hates not because he has not performed, but because he (Jonathan) did not hand over his presidency to him.”
Source: The Nation